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  • Vatican recognises International Association of Exorcists

    07/03/2014 2:04:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    La Stampa ^ | 7/3/2014
    The International Association of Exorcists (IAE) now has a legal status. Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reports that the Congregation for the Clergy approved the association’s statutes and recognized it under Canon Law (Canon 322, paragraph 1) on 13 June 2014. The IAE is now recognised as a private international association of faithful in accordance with Canon 116, paragraph 2 and has all the rights and obligations stated within the Code. The idea of creating an association of exorcists was introduced in Italy by Gabriele Amorth, a priest from the Society of St. Paul, towards the end of the last century....
  • NYPD Cop-Turned-Demonologist on Why He Believes Possessions Are on the Rise — and the Most

    07/05/2014 4:10:23 PM PDT · by null and void · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 5, 2014 7:10am | Billy Hallowell
    Despite always believing in the existence of good, evil and God, ex-New York Police Department sergeant Ralph Sarchie didn’t consider himself a particularly religious guy — that is, until he began battling what he says are dangerous, supernatural forces. Sarchie, a self-described demonologist who was once a cop for the 46th police precinct in New York City — and the inspiration for the new Hollywood film “Deliver Us From Evil” — told TheBlaze that he believes possessions and infestations are on the rise. “It’s definitely on the rise. I hate to say it,” Sarchie said in an interview. “As society...
  • Iraq's 'Exorcist' Temple Falls Into ISIS Jihadist Hands (Pagan Icons Be Destoyed By Islamofascists?)

    06/26/2014 7:41:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 25 Jun 2014 | Colin Freeman
    Iraq's 'Exorcist' temple falls into Isis jihadist hands Ancient pre-Christian temple in northern Iraq featured in film The Exorcist at risk of destruction by Isis jihadists An ancient temple made famous in the film The Exorcist has fallen into the hands of the Islamic militants who have taken over northern Iraq, the Telegraph has learnt. The pre-Christian worship complex at Hatra, a vast network of 200-ft high sun-god temples that is a Unesco world heritage site, features in the opening sequence of the 1973 horror classic. But it now lies in the territory claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq...
  • Police and medical staff document America's real-life possession: Official reports claim boy

    01/27/2014 7:55:22 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 January 2014 | LYDIA WARREN
    A nine-year-old boy walked backwards up a wall and ceiling as startled medical staff looked on after his mother claimed he and his two siblings had been possessed by demons, according to official reports. The unlikely-sounding event was detailed in official documents after a child services case worker and a nurse both said they saw the boy 'glide' backwards on the floor, wall and ceiling. Both were shocked to see the boy apparently float after their mother had been subject to months of scepticism when she claimed her home in Gary, Indiana, was haunted and all three of her children...
  • Exorcism rituals on the rise as way to battle evil of Mexican cartels

    01/17/2014 4:07:38 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 6 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/17/14 | Deborah Hastings
    In the heavily Roman Catholic country of Mexico, exorcisms battle the evil violence of drug cartels, priests say. Also blamed for syndicate savagery is the rising popularity of Santa Muerte, folk saint of narcotics kingpins and some two million Mexican followers. It was the most awful confession Father Ernesto Caro ever heard in 22 long years of serving the church. The sinner was a killer for the Los Zetas cartel, Mexico's most heinous crime syndicate. His specialty was chopping people into pieces, while they were still alive. "He said he smiled while he was doing it. He said he enjoyed...
  • The Combat of an Exorcist Today -- What the Devil Must Disclose

    01/14/2014 9:19:25 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 1/14/14 | Giuseppe Nardi
    "...An outstanding feature of the "personality" of the devil is his "abysmal hatred". He "enjoys the evil in whatever form it occurs." In one exorcism, he cried: "Take this heinous book of the Apocalypse. It is written about a woman who gives birth. I always try to eat the children. Do you know how?" Then the devil described with frightening words, the daily mass murder of thousands of unborn children who are killed by abortion in the womb. ..."
  • William Peter Blatty, writer of ‘The Exorcist,’ slips back into the light for its 40th anniversary

    10/31/2013 3:02:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2013 | Dan Zak
    Ignore, for a moment, the pea soup. Forget the head swivel, the crucifix, those 75 stone steps that tumble from Prospect to M Street. Forget that demonic voice and what your mother may or may not be doing in Hell. The creator of the scariest movie of all time would like very much if you’d remember that he wrote the Peter Sellers caper “A Shot in the Dark,” that his early collaborator in Hollywood was the comedy director Blake Edwards, that an esteemed book critic once wrote that “Nobody can write funnier lines than William Peter Blatty.” This career in...
  • Do You Know the Terrifying ‘Real-Life’ Possession Story That Inspired ‘The Exorcist’?

    10/31/2013 2:49:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | october 31, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Linda Blair’s head-rotating, pea soup-vomiting portrayal of demonic possession is the stuff of movie legend, but the events that form the basis of “The Exorcist” and the book of the same name were actually inspired by a month-long demon-purging over a young boy in 1949. Questions remain surrounding the boy’s true identity. Known by the pseudonym ”Robbie Mannheim,” his real name has never been released to the public and only a few people know of his whereabouts. Last year, university archivist David Waide told KSDK-TV that Robbie is still alive and is believed to be 78 years old. Robbie’s Plight...
  • "The Exorcist" and the Priesthood

    10/05/2013 6:09:48 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 19 replies
    YOUCATholic ^ | 5 October 2013 | Matthew Olson
    “Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” - James 4:7 On Wednesday, spurred by advance notice of that night's topic on Think Tank – a weekly vlog hosted by Wilson Orihuela on Vericast – I finally found time to watch The Exorcist, the famous film from 1973. The movie revolves around an irreligious, divorced woman and her daughter, who becomes possessed by a demon. The mother looks to science and medicine, but finds no true answer. Eventually, like the woman in Mark 7:25, the mother “whose little daughter had an unclean spirit” seeks the...
  • Famous exorcist says Pope's simple prayer cast out demon

    05/24/2013 3:24:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | May 24, 2013 | Estefania Aguirre
    Fr. Gabriele Amorth, chief exorcist of Rome, speaks to CNA on May 22, 2013. Credit: Stephen Driscoll/CNA. Rome, Italy, May 24, 2013 / 03:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Rome’s most well known exorcist says Pope Francis performed an exorcism in St. Peter’s Square last Sunday and that the man was possessed because of Mexico’s abortion law. “The Pope, in good faith, got close to him and performed an exorcism on him in the form of a liberation prayer, not like the classical exorcism that one does with a book,” said Father Gabriele Amorth in a May 22 evening interview with...
  • Three Characteristics of the Diabolical, And How they Are Manifest in the Modern World

    04/09/2013 2:07:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 8, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The video at the bottom of this post is of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. It is a fascinating excerpt from a longer video he did, where he analyzes the diabolical (anything of or relating to the Devil), from several different perspectives. In the excerpt I present, he identifies three characteristics of the diabolical by examining the story of the Gerasene demoniac, depicted in the synoptic gospels. Here is the story as Luke presents it:They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee. When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from...
  • Catholic Church's Exorcist Hotline - Press 1 for Demonic Possession, Press 2 for Visions of Hell

    11/30/2012 9:23:25 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 30 November 2012 | Kerry Mcdermott
    Press one for demonic possessions, press two for visions of Hell ... Catholic Church sets up exorcist hotline • The hotline has been set up in Milan, Europe's biggest Roman Catholic diocese, to cope with growing demand for exorcisms • People ringing the hotline will be able to schedule a visit from one of a team of 12 on-call priests Help is at hand for Catholics in Milan who need to ward off evil at short notice. The diocese has set up an exorcist hotline to cope with growing demand for assistance in dealing with potential cases of demonic possession....
  • Shock: Bobby Jindal Is Religious (Why is his Spiritual experience in college controversial?)

    07/26/2012 7:12:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/26/2012 | Katrina Trinko
    Does Bobby Jindal’s college experience of witnessing a friend’s “exorcism” doom his chances to become Mitt Romney’s running mate? If he were picked, would it overshadow everything else about him? Robert Mann, a longtime staffer for Louisiana Democrats and now a communications professor at Louisiana State University, wrote a June blog post with the headline “Why Bobby Jindal won’t be Mitt Romney’s running mate, in one word: Exorcism.” Jindal, Mann wrote, “cannot exorcise the fact that he participated in a quirky religious ritual that — if he were on the ticket with Romney — would draw a great deal of...
  • Exorcism boom in Poland sees magazine launch

    09/11/2012 5:29:40 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 21 replies
    Radio Netherlands Worldwide ^ | 11 September 2012
    With exorcism booming in Poland, Roman Catholic priests have joined forces with a publisher to launch what they claim is the world's first monthly magazine focused exclusively on chasing out the devil."The rise in the number or exorcists from four to more than 120 over the course of 15 years in Poland is telling," Father Aleksander Posacki, a professor of philosophy, theology and leading demonologist and exorcist told reporters in Warsaw at the Monday launch of the Egzorcysta monthly. Ironically, he attributed the rise in demonic possessions in what remains one of Europe's most devoutly Catholic nations partly to the...
  • Jindal's writing on 'exorcism' gets new attention

    08/03/2012 6:34:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Speculation that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is on Republican Mitt Romney's short list of potential vice presidential candidates is drawing new scrutiny to his decades-old writing about an exorcist-type act he claims to have watched as a college student. Political analysts say Romney, who rarely mentions his own Mormon faith in public, might be hesitant to pick Jindal as a running mate because of worries the Louisiana governor's detailed description of the spiritual experience could drum up uncomfortable religious conversation. Jindal wrote about the "physical dimensions of spiritual warfare" in a 1994 article for New Oxford Review, a Roman Catholic...
  • Georgetown Alum William Peter Blatty Says Canon Law Suit “Our Only Hope” (author "The Exorcist")

    05/31/2012 1:34:02 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 8 replies
    William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel The Exorcist—which went on to become an Oscar-winning movie—depicts an epic battle of good versus evil waged under the auspices of the Catholic Church. Reportedly based on a real exorcism Blatty heard about as an undergraduate on a scholarship at Georgetown University, the novel is steeped in Catholicism. Indeed, the “hero” of The Exorcist is the fictional Father Damien Karras, a Georgetown Jesuit, who, at great personal cost, drives out the demon. Now Blatty, a longtime financial contributor to his alma mater, says that Georgetown is no longer true to the Catholic identity he knew...
  • 'Exorcist' author to sue Georgetown after Sebelius visit

    05/25/2012 5:34:21 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 25, 2012 | Fox News
    The author of best-selling novel “The Exorcist” says he plans to sue alma mater Georgetown University in a Vatican court after the Catholic school invited Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak on campus. The author, William Peter Blatty, says the Jesuit-founded university in Washington has for the past two decades invited speakers who support abortion rights and has refused to comply with orders by the late Pope John Paul II for church-affiliated colleges and universities. The “last straw” was the university allowing students to invite Sebelius to speak May 18, considering she was instrumental in helping President...
  • Rome’s exorcist finding Bl. John Paul II effective against Satan (Catholic Caucus)

    05/18/2011 3:06:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    cna ^ | May 17, 2011 | David Kerr
    Fr. Gabriele Amorth poses next to a statue of the Virgin Mary in his office. Rome, Italy, May 17, 2011 / 03:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The chief exorcist of Rome is seeing a rising number of young people coming under the influence of evil, but he has found in recent years that Blessed John Paul II is a powerful intercessor in the battle for souls.A small, unassuming office in south-west Rome seems a rather ordinary setting in which to play out a grand battle between good and evil. It is here, though, that Father Gabriele Amorth has carried out...
  • THE WESTERN CONFUCIAN: 'The Devil Loves To Take Over Those Who Hold Political Office'.

    THE WESTERN CONFUCIAN "TO PUT THE WORLD IN ORDER, WE MUST FIRST PUT THE NATION IN ORDER; TO PUT THE NATION IN ORDER, WE MUST PUT THE FAMILY IN ORDER; TO PUT THE FAMILY IN ORDER, WE MUST CULTIVATE OUR PERSONAL LIFE; AND TO CULTIVATE OUR PERSONAL LIFE, WE MUST FIRST SET OUR HEARTS RIGHT" ....... CONFUCIUS. SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2008 An Interview With an Exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth speaks — Famous exorcist: 'The devil loves to take over those who hold political office'. According to the article, "he has performed more than 70,000." Wilt Chamberlain's claims came to my...
  • Famous exorcist: 'The devil loves to take over those who hold political office' [Ecumenic]

    06/06/2008 1:59:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 60 replies · 702+ views
    CNA ^ | June 6, 2008
    Fr. Gabriele Amorth Rome, Jun 6, 2008 / 11:10 am (CNA).- In an interview with the magazine “Maria Mensajera,” famous Italian exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth said, “Everybody is vulnerable to the work of Satan” and that “the devil loves to take over those who hold political office.”The Spanish daily “La Razon” published the interview in an article by Alexander Smoltczyk in which the 82 year-old priest describes what happens in an exorcism.  He said he has performed more than 70,000.“Evil exists in politics, quite often in fact,” Father Amorth said.  “The devil loves to take over business leaders and...
  • Catholic Priest Says A Schoolgirl Who Went Missing In 1983 Was Kidnapped For Vatican Sex Parties

    05/22/2012 7:55:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 62 replies
    Business Insider International ^ | 5/22/12 | Michael Kelley
    The Catholic Church's leading exorcist priest asserts that a Vatican employee's daughter thought to be buried in a mob boss's tomb was kidnapped for Vatican sex parties, reports Nick Pisa of the Daily Mail. Father Gabriel Amorth, who was ordained in 1954 and has carried out more than 70,000 exorcisms, made the claim to Italian newspaper La Stampa as police examine the contents of mobster Enrico De Pedis's tomb for clues about the 1983 disappearance of 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi. Father Amorth, 85, noted that an archivist at the Vatican previously admitted to recruiting girls for parties and told La Stampa...
  • Catholic Priest Says A Schoolgirl Who Went Missing In 1983 Was Kidnapped For Vatican Sex Parties

    05/22/2012 9:35:18 AM PDT · by Altariel · 109 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 22, 2012 | Michael Kelley
    The Catholic Church's leading exorcist priest asserts that a Vatican employee's daughter thought to be buried in a mob boss's tomb was kidnapped for Vatican sex parties, reports Nick Pisa of the Daily Mail. Father Gabriel Amorth, who was ordained in 1954 and has carried out more than 70,000 exorcisms, made the claim to Italian newspaper La Stampa as police examine the contents of mobster Enrico De Pedis's tomb for clues about the 1983 disappearance of 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi. Father Amorth, 85, noted that an archivist at the Vatican previously admitted to recruiting girls for parties and told La Stampa...
  • Last Straw: Georgetown alum and ‘Exorcist’ author canonically sues U. after Sebelius row

    05/18/2012 8:36:55 PM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | May 18, 2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, May 18, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - William Peter Blatty knows a thing or two about what happens when a hostile presence infiltrates Catholic bodies. Blatty, author of both novel and film versions of the horror classic “The Exorcist,” is getting ready to launch a canonical suit against alma mater Georgetown University, calling U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ appearance as commencement speaker “the last straw” in the school’s relinquishing of Catholic identity. A frame from the movie "The Exorcist" with a slight adjustment. “The scandals that Georgetown has given to the faithful are too many to count and...
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  • Beyond the 'grave': Parents' statement on Father Euteneuer

    02/24/2011 2:05:50 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 11 replies
    Spero News ^ | February 19, 2011 | Tom O'Toole
    You duped me, O LORD, and I let myself be duped; you were too strong for me, and you triumphed. All the day I am an object of laughter; everyone mocks me. Whenever I speak, I must cry out, violence and outrage is my message; the word of the LORD has brought me derision and reproach all the day. I say to myself, I will not mention him, I will speak in his name no more. But then it becomes like fire burning in my heart, imprisoned in my bones; I grow weary holding it in, I cannot endure it....
  • Chicago exorcist: The ‘evil one’ is very real

    01/23/2011 3:25:15 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 1/18/11 | Katie Drews
    As the official exorcist for the Archdiocese of Chicago, it’s the Rev. Jeffrey Grob’s job to expel demons from those cursed by the devil. But when it comes to demonic possession, Grob is the first to admit he’s a skeptic. When he receives the call — “Father, I am possessed by the devil” — he doesn’t drop everything, grab a black bag and run to the victim to say some prayers. “If only it was that easy,” said the 49-year-old Wisconsin native, who spoke Friday to a crowd of more than 100 people at a Catholic Citizens of Illinois forum...
  • Exorcist praises new movie 'The Rite' for showing power of faith

    01/22/2011 12:44:51 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    cna ^ | January 22, 2010 | Marianne Medlin
    San Francisco, Calif., Jan 22, 2011 / 08:04 am (CNA).- Father Gary Thomas, whose real life experience as an exorcist-in-training is chronicled in the highly anticipated movie “The Rite,” praised the film for its positive portrayal of the Church and for its witness to the power of faith. The movie, starring Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins and newcomer Colin O’Donoghue, is loosely based on Fr. Thomas' experience traveling to Rome and studying under an Italian exorcist in 2005.Set to hit screens on Jan 28., “The Rite” follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak (O’Donoghue), who is sent to study exorcism at...
  • Shadowing an Exorcist

    12/16/2010 10:55:36 AM PST · by mgstarr · 12 replies · 3+ views
    NCRegister.com ^ | 12/16/10 | TRISH BAILEY DE ARCEO
    A movie starring Anthony Hopkins explores exorcism. The man who wrote the book behind the film talks about what chasing the devil really entails. Matt Baglio’s curiosity was piqued. An exorcism course at a Vatican-affiliated university in Rome? It was an unusual topic. As an American journalist living in the Eternal City, he thought it might make for an interesting article; as a non-practicing Catholic at the time, he approached it with some skepticism. Taught by exorcists and experts in theology, satanic cults, criminology and psychology, the course he took challenged many of his assumptions. But what really intrigued him...
  • What really happened to exorcist Euteneuer?

    12/02/2010 11:59:19 AM PST · by mlizzy · 105 replies · 1+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | 12-2-10 | Matt C. Abbott
    Father Tom Euteneuer, former president of Human Life International and author of a book on exorcism that was pulled off the market not long after it was published and promoted (including in this column), has seemingly "disappeared." As my regular readers will know, I've quoted Father Euteneuer often over the last few years. But in news that surprised even me, HLI announced in late August that Father was stepping down as HLI president.Father was quoted as saying: "I have been utterly privileged to serve this great mission for a decade, and now I am called back to my diocese [by...
  • The Pro-Life Leader Who Is Also an Exorcist [Renowned exorcist - HARRY POTTER opens gates to evil]

    11/22/2010 10:20:36 AM PST · by null and void · 168 replies · 2+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | 11/22/10 | Deal W. Hudson
    Having just read Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuers's new book, Exorcism and the Church Militant, one of the first things I asked him was whether he was afraid of demons. I shivered more than once reading through its short chapters, arranged as basic questions about the devil, demons, possession, and the rite of exorcism. "Not at all," Father answered with a smile. "God has given me the grace to remain unafraid." When I expressed my surprise, he explained, "Demons are basically handcuffed, and they know it." Father Euteneuer does not speak as a theorist. Since 2003 he's had extensive experience ministering...
  • (Saudi Arabia) EP Clinic Offers to Treat Man ‘Possessed’ by Jinn (Genie)

    07/28/2010 7:19:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 3 replies · 2+ views
    ARAB NEWS ^ | Jul 26, 2010 | BADEA ABU AL-NAJA
    MAKKAH: A clinic in the Eastern Province that provides treatment to people possessed by jinns has volunteered to help Turki, a 29-year-old Saudi from Makkah who according to his father is possessed by a female jinn and has, as a result, been chained to a bed for more than six years. “I’ve spoken to the center and they’ve offered to help my son. They will provide accommodation, food and air tickets for him, his wife, me and his mother who is my ex-wife,” said Turki’s father. He, however, added that traveling to the Eastern Province is going to be difficult....
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Exorcisms and Abuses

    06/25/2010 3:05:49 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 17 replies
    Human Life International ^ | 6-25-10 | Father Thomas J. Euteneuer
    Exorcisms and AbusesOne of the three commands that Jesus gave to the disciples was to "drive out demons" (Mk 16:17) in His Name. "Heal the sick" and "preach the good news" (Lk 10:9) are regular ministries of the Church, but the ministry of exorcising demons has received less attention. It is my view that the next decade will force the Church - and priests in particular - to embrace this ministry of casting out demons with professionalism and zeal as we will have to deal with the nuclear fallout of the pervasive occultism in our society now. In order to...
  • THE DEMON of CHILD SACRIFICE & THE VALLEY OF SLAUGHTER

    06/22/2010 10:27:50 AM PDT · by johngrace · 14 replies · 1+ views
    New Oxford Review ^ | June 2010 | Thomas J. Euteneur
    LIBERA NOS A MALO The Demon of Child Sacrifice & the Valley of Slaughter June 2010By Thomas J. Euteneuer The Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer is president of Virginia-based Human Life International, which has affiliates and partners in 87 countries around the world. A trained exorcist, Fr. Euteneuer has been authorized to perform the ancient rite in several dioceses in the U.S. Those who are uncomfortable with the thought and talk of demons have a decision to make: Remain in the dark and ignore a basic teaching of the Church regarding spiritual warfare or open your eyes and join the rest...
  • Vatican: Church 'exorcist' urges action to fight devil

    06/17/2010 11:21:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies · 394+ views
    AKI ^ | 6/17/2010
    Vatican City, 17 June (AKI) - The Catholic Church's most famous exorcist says more should be done to fight the devil. Father Gabriele Amorth has conducted 70,000 exorcisms for the church during his lengthy career. In an interview with Italian daily, Corriere Della Sera, the 85-year-old priest said it would be worth extending the practice of exorcism. "It would not be a bad idea," he told the daily. "In Italy moral decay is evident. Families are often breaking down. "Do you know what I would do if I was the Pope for a moment?" he asked. "I would provide every...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Exclusive excerpt from Father Euteneuer's book on exorcism

    06/16/2010 3:24:59 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 27 replies · 318+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | 6-11-10 | Matt C. Abbott
    Below is the Introduction to Exorcism and the Church Militant, a new book authored by Father Tom Euteneuer, president of Human Life International. ------- Introduction to Exorcism and the Church Militant:Draw your strength from the Lord and his mighty power. Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. Our battle is not against human forces but against the principalities and powers, the rulers of this world of darkness, the evil spirits in regions above. You must put on the armor of God if you are to resist...
  • We Don't Believe You, Mr. President

    06/05/2010 2:50:38 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 31 replies · 849+ views
    HLI ^ | Volume 05, Number 21 | Friday, June 4, 2010 | Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer
    Dear President Obama, Every citizen with a modicum of insight into public affairs would say that America is now at a crossroads of decision about what kind of future we want for our nation - and, by extension, for the rest of the world. Whether we like it or not, you are the one who is designated by a vote of the electorate to lead us in that decision-making process. You have asked for the job, and you have proposed yourself as being competent for it. History will judge your Administration on its own merits when your term is complete,...
  • We Don't Believe You, Mr. President [Fr. Euteneuer "on fire"]

    06/04/2010 2:43:56 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 163 replies · 3,364+ views
    Human Life International ^ | 6-4-10 | Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer
    Dear President Obama, Every citizen with a modicum of insight into public affairs would say that America is now at a crossroads of decision about what kind of future we want for our nation-and, by extension, for the rest of the world. Whether we like it or not, you are the one who is designated by a vote of the electorate to lead us in that decision-making process. You have asked for the job, and you have proposed yourself as being competent for it. History will judge your Administration on its own merits when your term is complete, but we,...
  • The New Rite of Exorcism: A Potent Weapon Is Weakened

    06/03/2010 9:19:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies · 409+ views
    New Oxford Review ^ | April 2010 | Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer
    The Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer is president of Virginia-based Human Life International, which has affiliates and partners in 87 countries around the world. A trained exorcist, Fr. Euteneuer has been authorized to perform the ancient rite in several dioceses in the U.S.The Catholic Church has a gift that no other church, Christian or otherwise, can even imagine having — namely, a written exorcism ritual. This little book makes the Devil shake in his boots! As one who uses the ritual, I know how much of a tour de force it is against the power of evil. That being said, the...
  • What are Possession and Obsession by the Devil? [Catholic Caucus]

    05/06/2010 10:43:29 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 35 replies · 425+ views
    The Real Presence Association ^ | Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.
    1673 When the Church asks publicly and authoritatively in the name of Jesus Christ that a person or object be protected against the power of the Evil One and withdrawn from his dominion, it is called exorcism. Jesus performed exorcisms and from him the Church has received the power and office of exorcizing. In a simple form, exorcism is performed at the celebration of Baptism. The solemn exorcism, called "a major exorcism," can be performed only by a priest and with the permission of the bishop. The priest must proceed with prudence, strictly observing the rules established by the Church....
  • Chief exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth says Devil is in the Vatican

    03/10/2010 10:58:17 AM PST · by camerongood210 · 55 replies · 1,537+ views
    Times Online ^ | March 10, 2010 | Richard Owen
    Sex abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church are proof that that "the Devil is at work inside the Vatican", according to the Holy See's chief exorcist. Father Gabriele Amorth, 85, who has been the Vatican's chief exorcist for 25 years and says he has dealt with 70,000 cases of demonic possession, said that the consequences of satanic infiltration included power struggles at the Vatican as well as "cardinals who do not believe in Jesus, and bishops who are linked to the Demon". He added: "When one speaks of 'the smoke of Satan' [a phrase coined by Pope Paul VI...
  • Exorcist shares past experiences with demonic possession

    10/28/2009 6:39:45 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 23 replies · 2,241+ views
    Daily Illini ^ | 10-28-09 | Katie Palmer
  • The Story of a Modern-Day Exorcist

    03/18/2009 8:48:56 PM PDT · by Antioch · 14 replies · 945+ views
    TIME ^ | Monday, Mar. 16, 2009 | GILBERT CRUZ
    When he first heard about a Vatican-sponsored course on exorcism for priests, journalist Matt Baglio was intrigued by the idea of this ancient ritual taking place in the modern world. In his new book, The Rite, Baglio follows American priest Father Gary — sent to Rome to train as an exorcist — and his apprenticeship with Father Carmine. Baglio talked to TIME about belief, skeptical priests and the particulars of the exorcism ritual.
  • The Exorcist: Priesthood at the Door of Darkness [Ecumenical]

    10/05/2008 4:06:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 644+ views
    Boston Catholic Journal ^ | Geoffrey K. Mondello
    "When the Church asks publicly and authoritatively in the name of Jesus Christ that a person or object be protected against the power of the evil one and withdrawn from his dominion, it is called exorcism. Jesus performed exorcisms and from him the Church has received the power and office of exorcising. In a simple form exorcism is performed at the celebration of Baptism. In solemn exorcism, called a 'major' exorcism, can be performed only by a priest and with the permission of the bishop. The priest must proceed with prudence, strictly observing the rules established by the Church. Exorcism...
  • Exorcist priest warns against "hidden knowledge” trend in Mexico

    01/22/2008 6:04:37 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 147+ views
    CNA ^ | January 20, 2008
    Saltillo, Jan 20, 2008 / 02:31 am (CNA).- Fr. Jose Luis del Rio y Santiago of the Mexican Diocese of Saltillo, who carried out an exorcism during a healing Mass last Monday, warned against the trend of seeking supposed secret knowledge, and the consulting of healers and fortune tellers, saying such practices “open the door to Satanism.”During the Mass celebrated at a local parish, a young woman with signs of possession was present, forcing Father del Rio to practice an exorcism in front of the entire congregation.Father del Rio, who is authorized by the bishop to practice exorcisms in the...
  • Satanic sects in the Vatican

    01/08/2008 4:04:00 PM PST · by Gillibrand · 23 replies · 147+ views
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 8th January 2008 | Chris Gillibrand
    Don Gabriele Amorth is the busiest exorcist in Europe. His job is to keep the Roman Pontiff free of demons. This is because, says the priest, the devil is abroad in the Vatican. SPIEGEL Author Alexander Smoltczyk has visited the priest - and to test out any demons. Rome - Everything goes wrong today. First, the Roman taxi drivers strike without any warning. Even the address specified cannot be found on the map plan of the city. Then the photographer calls and says that his camera had not charged. He must dismantle and repair it. All seems jinxed. "You are...
  • Exorcist Draws Huge Crowd (Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer)

    12/10/2007 7:49:27 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 7 replies · 225+ views
    Defend Life ^ | 12/8/2007 | Joe Healy
    Friday, December 7th, 2007: Vigil of the Immaculate Conception, Baltimore, MD - Fr. Tom Euteneuer, president of Human Life International and an exorcist in the Diocese of Arlington, VA, was scheduled to speak Friday night at St. Agnes Church in Catonsville, MD. The talk, part of the ongoing Defend Life, Inc., lecture series, was "An Evening with an Exorcist: The Demonic Abortion Connection" (see the end of this article for instructions on receiving a free copy of this talk on CD). Planners for the event expected 50 to 100 people to attend, which would have been a good showing for...
  • Exorcist fascinates audience with demonic details

    10/29/2007 8:13:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 325+ views
    Catholic Review ^ | Nancy Menefee Jackson
    Audience members at Church of the Annunciation, Rosedale, were so intently focused on Father Thomas J. Euteneuer’s exorcism talk Oct. 21, that when someone in the crowd muffled a sneeze – they flinched. About 130 people attended “An Evening with an Exorcist,” listening carefully as Father Euteneuer talked about how demons target their victims and how an exorcism takes place. Father Euteneuer, a priest for the Palm Beach, Fla., diocese who is living in the Archdiocese of Arlington, Va., said he’s been involved in exorcisms for nearly five years and has performed three or four that expelled demons as well...
  • Gilmore: "Only a Real Conservative can Stop Hillary."

    04/28/2007 4:38:39 PM PDT · by freemike · 17 replies · 532+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | April 28, 2007 | Dave Eberhart
    Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, speaking with NewsMax just prior to announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president, warns that none of the current field of GOP candidates could beat Hillary Clinton in the general election.
  • NUN-KILLING EXORCIST IS JAILED

    02/21/2007 9:20:19 AM PST · by Gamecock · 20 replies · 444+ views
    The Miror ^ | 20/02/2007
    A PRIEST was jailed for 14 years yesterday for killing a nun by crucifixion during an exorcism. Maricica Irina Cornici, 23, died after five days hanging on a cross with no food or water and gagged with a towel. Father Petru Corogeanu, 31, told the court: "She was acting as if she had supernatural powers and I realised she was possessed by a demon." The monk blamed paramedics for giving Cornici too much adrenaline when they tried to resuscitate her. Corogeanu was convicted of depriving the nun of her freedom. Four nuns were also jailed for their part in the...
  • ITALIAN EXORCIST TRIGGERS HYPE

    08/30/2006 9:50:21 AM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies · 500+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 08.30.06 | William Donohue, Ph.D.
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on some of the remarks being made about Father Gabriele Amorth’s recent interview on Vatican Radio: “Various forums on the Internet are alive with chatter over Father Amorth’s August 27 interview. Father Amorth is a Pauline priest who works as an exorcist in the Diocese of Rome. In the interview, he said, ‘I am convinced that the Nazis were all possessed by the devil.’ Furthermore, he asserted that the ‘horrors’ committed by Stalin and Hitler also demonstrate that ‘they were possessed by the devil.’ Unfortunately, some are now reading these remarks as Father...